noun \ˈgäb-lən\

in stories : an ugly and sometimes evil creature that likes to cause trouble

Full Definition of GOBLIN

:  an ugly or grotesque sprite that is usually mischievous and sometimes evil and malicious

Examples of GOBLIN

  1. <dressed up the toddlers like goblins for Halloween>

Origin of GOBLIN

Middle English gobelin, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin gobelinus, ultimately from Greek kobalos rogue
First Known Use: 14th century


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